Friday, July 10, 2015

Lesley Watson regains Duff House Royal 

five-day title

Former title-holder Lesley Watson (Cambuslang) has regained the Duff House Royal women's five-day open tournament title.
Banff escaped the worst of the weather this week for the 31st staging of the tournament.

  After a closely fought final where Heather Anderson won the last to force a sudden death play-off, both players played excellent approach shots to the 19th, to 6 feet to set up great birdie opportunities. 
Lesley holed her putt after Heather's attempt slipped past, allowing Lesley to regain the scratch title. The winner for the last three years and top seed, Susan McGrenaghan, lost in the morning semi-finals.
A near-capacity field enjoyed the competition, which provides match-play for those lucky enough to qualify, and consolation competitions for those less fortunate. 

Doune Cup (Scratch)

Semi-finals - Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) bt Susan McGrenaghan (Mount Ellen) 2 and 1, Lesley Watson (Cambuslang) bt Mhairi Hall (Bathgate)  at 21st.
Final - Watson bt Anderson at 19th.

Airlie Trophy (Low handicap)

Semi-finals -  Elizabeth Hale (Caldwell) bt Margaret Logan (Bathgate) 4 and 3; Yvonne Richal (Kemnay) bt Joyce Alexander (DHR) 2 holes.
Final - Richal bt Hale 4 and 3

Harbard Trophy (High handicap) 

Final - Wilma Halas (Tulliallan) bt Morag Boyd (Royal Montrose) at 19th.